Mayoral visit to Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre
The mayor and mayoress of Wisbech have paid a visit to the town's Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre to find out more about what's on offer for patients.
Councillor Andrew Lynn and his wife, Reema Pate Lynn, visited the centre during one of its regular 'living well' sessions provided for patients.
The sessions offer a host of activities for patients including arts and crafts and even reflexology as well as a chance to check-in with the nursing team.
councillor Lynn said afterwards: "It was great to see first hand the vital services provided by the centre and I can’t thank the team enough for inviting us to come along.”
The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, an Arthur Rank Hospice Charity service based in Wisbech, is a specialist day treatment centre supporting people living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Services are provided free of charge to patients and their families in North Cambridgeshire and the Fens.
The treatment centre provides ‘Outstanding’ care to more than 600 patients a year, helping them to make every moment count. The multi-disciplinary palliative care team led by a matron, provides a range of services, including 'Living Well' services; treatment and clinical days (including blood transfusions, oncology and symptom management); complementary and diversional therapies; and bereavement and support services.
The Centre additionally supports patients and their families in their own homes through a Hospice at Home service and a community specialist palliative care service which ensures integrated care. The team also provides clinical advice and support to palliative patients on the adjacent Trafford Ward.
After the mayoral visit the centre's Fundraising Coordinator, Toni Bird, said: “The mayor’s visit was well received by the team and our patients."